Friday, November 18, 2022

Nov 18, 2022

Listen to the Word
Love keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5)

Are your toes hurting after reading today’s Scripture? There is a deadly tendency in many families: when you have an argument with someone, you bring up every offense they have ever committed since the day you met them. Today’s Scripture points us in a different direction. It points us to a final promise we can make to the members of our families: “I will refuse to keep score.”

Isaiah 43:25 makes the astounding statement that God remembers our sins no more. Of course he knows everything, but when we confess our mistakes and turn from them, he chooses to forget. And he wants our love to be like his. Your family relationships could benefit from a healthy touch of amnesia. Stop keeping score!

Live the Word
Instead of keeping a record of wrongs, why not keep a record of rights. Write down three things you appreciate about each member of your family. Take the opportunity to tell them how grateful you are for them.